Associations to the word «Awe»


AWE, noun. A feeling of fear and reverence.
AWE, noun. A feeling of amazement.
AWE, verb. (transitive) To inspire fear and reverence in.
AWE, verb. (transitive) To control by inspiring dread.

Dictionary definition

AWE, noun. An overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration; "he stared over the edge with a feeling of awe".
AWE, noun. A feeling of profound respect for someone or something; "the fear of God"; "the Chinese reverence for the dead"; "the French treat food with gentle reverence"; "his respect for the law bordered on veneration".
AWE, verb. Inspire awe in; "The famous professor awed the undergraduates".

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche